ATCO Gas and APEX Utilities 2023 Cost-of-Service Applications

In Alberta Utility Commission (AUC) proceeding 26616, ATCO Gas Ltd. (ATCO) and APEX Utilities Inc. (APEX) submit their respective 2023 cost-of-service (COS) applications for revenue requirement. ATCO additionally requests approval for its proposed hydrogen related projects, and APEX submits its review of inter-affiliate charges.



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2023 Cost of Service Applications in Preparation for PBR’s Third Term in Alberta

In Alberta Utility Commission (AUC) proceedings 26615 and 26616, ATCO Electric Ltd. (ATCO Electric), ATCO Gas North (ATCO Gas), FortisAlberta Inc. (Fortis), and APEX Utilities Inc. (APEX) are in the process of submitting their 2023 Cost of Service (COS) applications to the AUC, which will realign their COS and revenue requirement for the anticipated third term of performance-based regulation (PBR).



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ATCO & Fortis 2023 Cost-of-Service Review

Proceeding 26615 follows ATCO Electric Ltd. (ATCO) and FortisAlberta Inc. (Fortis) in their 2023 cost-of-service (COS) applications. Of note is the new hybrid format being used to evaluate costs, where individual distribution facility owners (DFOs) have the discretion to construct broad or detailed cost categories as the see fit. DFOs are to streamline the categorization of routine costs and provide a higher degree of detail on complex issues as they assign categories.[1]



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The Regulatory Process of the 2023 Cost of Service Proceeding

The Alberta Utilities Commission (the Commission) received submissions from DFOs and intervenors on the structure of the 2023 Cost-of-Service (COS) Proceeding, focussed mainly on more efficient alternatives to the traditional line-by-line forecast reviews.



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Decision on ATCO’s 2019 Phase II Distribution Tariff Application

The Alberta Utilities Commission (the Commission) published its decision report on ATCO Electric’s (AE’s) Phase II Distribution Tariff Application (DTA) for 2019.



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Positions on Rate Treatment Issues Regarding the Acquisition of Distribution Utilities by PBR Utilities

The Alberta Utilities Commission (the Commission) initiated Proceeding 24405 to determine what rate treatment should be given to distribution utilities that acquire electric or gas distribution systems from Rural Electrification Associations (REAs), municipalities or gas co-ops under the Performance Based Regulation (PBR) 2013-2017 framework and the PBR 2018-2022 framework.[1]



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Altalink’s 2019-2021 GTA and Negotiated Settlement Agreement

In July 2019, Altalink L.P. applied to the Alberta Utilities Commission in Proceeding 23848 for approval of a negotiated settlement agreement for Altalink’s 2019-2021 General Tariff Application. The agreement involved Altalink and four consumer advocate groups.



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AUC’s Reopener Decision on ATCO Utilities 2013-2017 PBR Plans

Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) files a decision (Proceeding 23604) on the reopener provision of the 2013-2017 performance-based regulation (PBR) plans for ATCO Electric and ATCO Gas and Pipelines (ATCO Utilities).



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ATCO Utilities PBR Re-Opener

The Commission’s original Performance Based Regulation (PBR) decision contains a provision that allows the Commission to review a utility’s historical PBR plan if the reported ROE is 300 basis points (BP) above or below the approved return on equity (ROE) for two consecutive years, or 500 BP above or below the approved ROE for one year. 

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